BookONO E-book Manager


Download Alpha Installer .3 Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 (17MB, MD5: 6646ab9c7c00968958c890d7806aa7b6)
Download .5 Alpha Linux 64-bit (Stable and usable) (83MB, MD5: 015fc48529f0433a19b19eba3016d39b)
Download .4 Alpha Mac OSX 10.x (22MB, MD5: 3bd381ef4cc5fbfcaabe3646cac48793) – Drag an drop to Applications on the Dock


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Install libraries necessary for Qt5. You do not need QT5 libraries, they are included. You need libraries necessary for QT, look above for a clue. One way to do this is to simply install QT5 on your platform.

After libraries are installed:



BookONO is a free e-book manager and reader (PDFs and EPubs fully supported) designed as a compliment to Calibre. It is written in C++ using the Qt5 Toolkit. It is different from Calibre in that it makes a few different design decisions than Calibre, for instance it does not attempt to put all your books in its own library or change their names. Where Calibre attempts to take complete control over your books, BookONO gives you control over your books. BookONO further attempts to take a different direction in terms of its UI, providing a more user-friendly, aesthetically-pleasing experience than Calibre.

BookONO does not attempt to reinvent or rewrite Calibre’s programming, instead calling Calibre to do many of the tasks that Calibre already does… We hope in the future to rewrite slow aspects of Calibre, naively in C++; but leave the rest of the job to Calibre which Kovind Goyal has obviously put a lot of thought into and we’re grateful for that.

In addition to the standard features of managing books, BookONO also includes an internal browser. The browser allows you to convert any web page to PDF and store in BookONO.

BookONO allows provides multi-client syncing and cloud services which allow you access your books anywhere.

Program Changelog

Alpha .6 (Jul 4, 2015) [to be released] – Cloud syncing between all three platforms.
– Categories and tags.

Alpha .5 (Jun 4, 2015)

– Resume development
– Upgrade to Qt5
– Added a PDF reader and EPub reader
– Fixed various bugs
– PDF reader and EPub readers work perfectly.
– Fixed author filters.
– Notes and toolbar for notes is fully working.
– Added a button to the notes toolbar to add current date and time.

Alpha .4 (Jan 21, 2014)
– Various bug fixes to stop crash.
– Keep first tab from closing.

Alpha .3 (August 21, 2013)

– Book views update automatically when new item is added or deleted; web page still work in progress.
– Multi-add works much better and allows users to edit each item.
– Fixed program checks for updates.
– Description now uses a richedit view instead of HTML markup.
– Better descriptions for input fields and search buttons to get data.
– Tabs now use icons.
– First tab can’t be closed any longer, avoids crashing condition.

Alpha .2 (August 15, 2013)
– Notes work to some extent and auto save when switching from one item to the next. Still need to make notes buttons work.
– Program checks for updates each time it loads up.
– Made each tab completely independent of the main view.

Alpha .1 (August 8, 2013)
– Initial release.
– Most things don’t work.


BookONO: Neue Calibre-Alternative zur eBook-Verwaltung » eBooks, Software (German)

Free Ebook Manager Tool to Manage All EBooks: BookONO (English)

BookONO is a simple e-book manager with a built-in internet browser (English)

BookONO: eBook- und PDF-Manager mit Internetbrowser als Calibre-Alternative (German)

Organize sua biblioteca de PDFs e E-books com essa ferramenta eficiente, que conta inclusive com navegador próprio. (Brazilian Portuguese)

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  5. White (reply)

    August 27, 2015 at 4:58 am

    will it have an OPDS server?

    1. Sami K. (reply)

      September 8, 2015 at 11:09 pm

      Not sure, perhaps. Not on the todo list currently.

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